How I Met Your Mother Season 7 ended with a major twist when it was revealed that Robin is Barney's bride in a last-minute flash forward. If our readers are anything to go by, the majority of fans are psyched to get what seems to be a major confirmation that Barney/Robin has long-term potential.

But just because they'll wind up in a chapel doesn't mean that Barney and Robin are going to be locking lips on screen again soon. We'd already heard that Robin gets a new love interest in Season 8, and now thanks to TV Guide, there's some more information about who this guy might be.

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Show creator Craig Thomas told TV Guide that we shouldn't discount the possibility "that he could be a blast from the past." And no, this is not a momentary fling to kick the season off. "It's going to be a very serious and significant relationship in [Robin's] life."

But don't worry shippers, we know where Robin ends up, and this new romance is all a way of getting her there. "This guy and their relationship will redirect her back to [Barney]," Craig explained.

The real question is: How do Barney and Quinn go from happily engaged to broken up?

Source: TV Guide

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